Promoted to Glory
Lt. Colonel Lois Allen was promoted to Glory on Oct. 27, 2010, from Hemet, Calif.
Lois Joyce Enscoe was born Jan. 24, 1932, in Los Angeles, Calif., to Stanley and Ilo Enscoe.
At age 16, Lois, while camping in the Santa Monica mountains, first encountered The Salvation Army through a boy from Mt. Crags Camp (Calabasas, Calif.), who invited her to Sunday services at the Hollywood (Calif.) Tabernacle Corps. Soon she became more involved.
In 1951, she enrolled in the Intercessors Session at the School for Officer Training (SFOT) in San Francisco. After commissioning, she spent the next 42 years as an Army officer.
She met her future husband, fellow cadet David Allen, at SFOT. They married two years after completing school.
Their first appointments together were in San Diego and Oxnard, Calif., prior to an assignment as trainees at the San Francisco Men’s Social Service Center—now known as the Adult Rehabilitation Center (ARC). Here, Lois discovered her passion for ministering to addicted men and women.
After San Francisco they became ARC center directors in Honolulu (Hawaii), Portland (Ore.), and Sacramento (Calif.) Their final appointment at a Men’s Social Service Center was in Oakland (Calif.), where they served 11 years and built a new facility. By this time they had four children: Denise, John Stanley, Sharon and David Jr.
Lois had a gift for balancing her commitments as a mother and a student—she earned a Bachelor of Arts degree—and her ministry, in which she carved out an independent role for herself where she could be innovative, develop new programs and make use of her many skills.
After Oakland, the Allens became the divisional secretary and head of women’s programs for the Northwest Division. Following that, they assumed roles at the School for Officer Training in Palos Verdes, Calif.
They then took command of the Western Territory’s ARC program where they worked for the next 12 years. As director of program development, Lois excelled at integrating families into the recovery process—placing spirituality at the center of rehabilitation—and initiated a structured six-month “how to” program that became a program model.
At retirement, the Allens moved to Perris, Calif., which was close to the Perris ARC—the site where they had built the most recent center. For the next eight years, Lois worked as an addiction counselor and developed an internship program in cooperation with the University of California, Riverside.
Lois is survived by her husband Lt. Colonel David Allen, four children and eight grandchildren.
Bandmaster James Anderson
In the world’s parlance, the headline would read that James Anderson “lost his battle with cancer.” But since his diagnosis three years ago the bandmaster has insisted, in his warm Scottish brogue: “I’m not losing anything – I’m gaining heaven!”
Anderson, 64, was promoted to Glory on Thursday, Oct. 28, 2010, from his son’s home in Denton, Texas. His family was at his side, singing “Peace, Perfect Peace.”
A celebration of his life was held on Sunday, Oct. 31, at the Dallas Temple Corps, with Major James Allison officiating. Internment was in the Holy Family Salvation Army section of Restland Cemetery, Dallas.
Born in Glasgow, Scotland, to Elizabeth Christina Hannah and James Baird Anderson Sr. on Sept. 21, 1946, he is a fourth-generation Salvationist who made a personal commitment to Christ at a young age. He married Christina Ruth Neale on Sept. 9, 1972. The Lord blessed them with three children: Esther Louise (married to Aaron Puckett), Lois Dawn (Benjamin Lyda), and Timothy James (Karina Montoya). Altogether, he has five grandchildren.
Anderson graduated in 1974 from the Royal Scottish Academy of Music to pursue a life-long passion for music education. A music teacher for 11 years, his public school career culminated in his appointment as advisor in music for North East Scotland in 1985. In 1992, he answered God’s call to minister as Divisional Music Director for Texas, and thereafter served The Salvation Army joyfully for 18 years across the United States as Southern Territorial Music Education Director, Western Territorial Music Secretary, and National Capital and Virginia Divisional Music Director. He also served for a time as leader of the Southern Territorial Songsters, and was a regular on the staff each year at Territorial Music Institute.
He composed over 60 published band and choral works, performed and recorded internationally. His musical compositions include his first piece, Jesus Loves Me, written at the age of 15, and Words Of The Amen, a tone poem written on the cusp of his cancer, featuring the chorus, “Someday I shall be like him, and I shall see him face to face.” Bandmaster Anderson was an educator, conductor, and composer with a reputation for true spiritual leadership.
Harold Durant Broughton
Harold Durant Broughton was born Dec. 7, 1922, in Flint, Michigan, the youngest child in a family of eight. Raised in a musical Salvation Army family, Harold played in Army bands as a young man, but his primary instrument became the piano.
In November 1943, Harold married Ruth Clarke at the Los Angeles Congress Hall Corps. Shortly thereafter, he was sent to the Philippines with the U.S. Army, where he earned a Purple Heart in the great Battle of Leyte Gulf in 1944.
After a brief stint working for Bank of America, Harold and Ruth became Salvation Army officers, entering the San Francisco School for Officers’ Training in 1950 with their two young sons, Bruce and Bill. They were appointed corps officers in Wenatchee, Walla Walla and Seattle, Washington, and were appointed to the Training School staff in 1955. From 1958, Harold was the divisional financial secretary in Denver, Phoenix, Honolulu and San Francisco. In 1964, the couple resumed work as corps officers, first in Santa Ana and then Long Beach, Calif. In 1967, Harold went to London to attend the International College of Officers and afterwards accepted an appointment to Kingston, Jamaica as territorial financial secretary for Central America and the West Indies with the rank of major.
In 1971, after the couple concluded their work as Salvation Army officers, Harold began working for an accounting firm in Santa Ana, but briefly interrupted his work in finance to work as an orchestrator/copyist in film and television. Harold worked on TV shows such as Quincy (for which he composed some music, earning him an election to membership with ASCAP), BJ and the Bear, as well as The Tonight Show with Johnny Carson, copying music for Doc Severinson and his big band. Consistent with his energetic life and nature, Harold returned to finance, eventually retiring from Freedom Communications, Inc. in Irvine, California in 1987. After the loss of Ruth in 1992, Harold moved briefly to Adelaide, Australia, and after a few years returned to the U.S. to live first in Santa Monica, then Clearwater, Fla., eventually returning to Santa Monica to be closer to his family. He attended the Santa Monica Corps while living at the Silvercrest Residence until December 2009, when, in failing health, he moved to assisted living in Eagle Rock, California. Harold died peacefully in his sleep on Oct. 13, 2010.
Harold was a faithful husband, father, grandfather and great-grandfather, leaving his two sons, five grandchildren and seven great-grandchildren. He was a lover of people and a devoted pianist, a pastime that he elevated to a calling right to the end.